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Bravery of the first order

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Contributed by 
cambsaction
People in story: 
Valerie Turner
Location of story: 
Arnheim
Article ID: 
A7944618
Contributed on: 
21 December 2005

This is a story about my uncle, Arthur Gould: he was my dad’s step-brother, in fact. He was fatally injured on the field of Arnhem and when his troop were faced with an on-coming German tank, he threw himself up onto the tank, opened the turret and dropped a grenade inside: so he blew himself up at the same time as stopping the German advance upon his men.

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